Salim Abu-Ahmad was killed on September 20 in an attack by the United States in Idlib, Syria. Among his responsibilities were the planning, financing, and approval of al Qaeda operations across a wide range of regions.
United States military authorities said that there were no signs of civilian deaths.
The Associated Press reported on September 20 that a drone attack struck a car driving on a rural road in rebel-controlled northwestern Syria, killing at least one person. The location of the drone strike was not immediately known.
It was reported by the White Helmets Civil Defense team that the unidentified corpse was removed from a vehicle on the Idlib-Binnish route, east of Idlib province, and sent to a morgue.
The United States Central Command said that American troops had carried out a “kinetic counterterrorism attack” in the Syrian province of Idlib, which targeted a top commander of the terrorist organization al Qaeda.
There have been no reports of civilian fatalities as a consequence of the attack, according to Navy Lt. Josie Lynne Lenny, who released a statement. “Initial indications are that we struck the person we were looking for,” she added.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the truck was transporting a terrorist with ties to al Qaeda at the time of the attack.
Before, the United States engaged out strikes in Idlib province, mostly against al Qaeda terrorists and the head of the Islamic State organization, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was hiding in the region after escaping from the country’s eastern provinces.